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in an interfaith service here in boston. president obama will be in attendance along with many others including mitt romney, former governor of massachusetts. cnn will bring you that service live. >> here in boston, many of the people who came here just for the marathon have not left. there is a sense of connection here now to what's going on. some of it is waiting to see what happens, if there's a discovery. but it's now just feeling the sense of moving on and being here together. susan candiotti has seen the pictures of the two men. she joins us now. susan, what do these images show to your eye? >> well, very interesting because, of course, they're standing in a huge crowd of people. and you've got two men who are standing there as described to us also by investigators, the reason they're interested is because it's near the finish line around where all those flags are that you've been seeing time and again right near the finish line. and what's pieeking the interes among other things is that they're carrying bags with them. one of them is a dark colored backpack and another one appears to be
obama is meeting with his cabinet, his national security team, and counterterrorism advisers. that will happen tonight. the fbi is leading a massive investigation. you know, we can almost see it going on all around us, looking into what may have caused this twin set of bombings. and many people have been questioned. moments ago we heard from a man who witnessed the death of one of the bomb victims. that victim an 8-year-old who was killed. he has been identified as martin richard. his father ran in the marathon. the son was there to give him a hug at the end of the race, and now that family which also has suffered many injuries are in mourning. cnn's pamela brown is with me now to tell that part of the story. >> john, the witness i spoke with still in a state of shock today. he was 50 to 75 yards from yesterday's explosions. he says there is one image in particular he cannot get out of his head, that of a little boy on the ground right after the second explosion and now he believes that was 8-year-old martin richard. here's what he had to say. >> when you're in such shock you
word that comes after a letter sent to president obama and the u.s. senator have tested positively at least initially for the deadly poison ricin. we're just learning that president obama will deliver a statement on the gun control measure that just failed in congress. he will go to the white house rose garden. this hour we'll have live coverage of the president deeply disappointed because they have failed to pass these, even these modified background check expansion regulations. meanwhile, authorities are supposed to come out fairly soon to brief us on the latest investigation in the boston marathon bombings. we're getting conflicting word on when that might happen if in fact it will happen. but two sources do with knowledge of the investigation say authorities want to question a person seen on video, a person seen on video as a possible suspect in the attack. let's bring in our chief national correspondent john king. our security analyst as well. they're here. juliet will be walking in momentarily. john, let's update our viewers on what we know right now as far as the criminal in
charged with making threats against president obama and sending threatening letters to him and to a mississippi republican senator wicker. paul kevin curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi for allegedly sending letters to the president and senator wicker. final tests are being carried out right now to determine definitively if those letters are contaminated with the deadly poison ricin. as we know initial tests are often wrong, false positive. but the initial test did say they were contaminated with ricin. >> all right. and now one of these images most of us will remember from the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in west, texas. the city's medical director, his face bloodied, organizing the search and rescue effort after he had obviously undergone injuries himself. and then updating reporters on the situation. >> there was just a major, major explosion. the windows came in on me, the roof came in on me, the ceiling came in. i worked my way out to go get some more help. of course we lost all communication because the power went out. the station is badly damaged a wh
obama that will happen any moment, we are told, four days since the bombing, a little more than a day and a night since a string of murder and mayhem marked the beginning of the end. tonight, we witness the end. it's over. [ wild cheering ] [ chanting "usa" ] >> applause tonight on the streets of boston, pent-up pride and fear, relief, a lot of people very, very happy tonight. people chanting, "usa," for the arrest of the second suspect. the only surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing that claimed three lives the day of the bombing. forever altered the lives of so many more, claimed the life of a police officer just last night. the second of two brothers, the second of two boston marathon bombing suspects is in custody. 19-year-o 19-year-old, chechnyan american, his older brother killed last night in a shoot-out with police in watertown, about 20 minutes west of where i'm standing. now their flight from justice included the alleged murder of a police officer in cambridge. a carjacking, chase, bomb throwing. tonight it ended, a younger suspect cornered in a back yard boat shr
, they make everything worth it. >> and president obama keeps saying we will finish the race. >>> thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we have so much more to come all morning here on "cnn saturday morning," and our next hour begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. i am john vermin. >> and i am christine romans. we would like to welcome our viewers. >> this is a special edition of "cnn saturday morning" live from boston. the dramatic end to this historic, unprecedented manhunt. >> it shut down boston and the surrounding suburbs, this siege, really. listen to what happened with the news that the suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev was in custody. >> and residents waving middle eastern flags, and it ordeal ended with this shoot-out last night. >> police are not saying right now whether dzhokhar was not in last night's gun shoot-out, but we know he was wounded in the thursday shoot-out with police that killed his brother. >> this shows the bloody teen on a boat where he likely had been hiding for hours. the boat's owner says he saw smeared blood and pulled back a tarp, a tarp that the
obama promising the nation we will get to the bottom of this. susan candiotti this morning on the first steps that are underway in this growing, very large investigation. good morning, susan. >> reporter: good morning, john. yes, there are a lot of active leads to follow up on, many, many witnesses to talk with. remember, they've got all kinds of surveillance video that they've collected from buildings right around where those explosions went off, that they will be closely examining for any clues, not to mention cell phone videos that they are surely collecting from all kinds of people who were taking videos, not only after the incident occurred but, of course, might have had photographs or videos before the explosions and the blasts went off. they'll be looking for any clues and suspicious activities before that. they're examining not only the exploded devices for more information but also the unexploded devices to try to learn more about this. this investigation is being led by the fbi working with the boston police department. of course, help from other agencies including the bureau
a lot more of that coverage here on cnn. president obama made comments about eight hours ago. you'll find reviews list, written by people just like you. i love my contractor, and i am so thankful to angie's list for bringing us together. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. u >> now for another perspective on monday's attack. this comes from a broadcast journalism student at the marathon who was filming everything. did i meet you when i was there? >> i actually missed your meeting that you had. i had a class that i had to go to. >> approximate you don't know it's parallel to where the finish line is and where the bomb actually exploded. i was -- i'm doing a package for one of my classes and i was shooting b roll when i heard the explosions. and then suddenly i saw the police barricade the road where the runners are running. at that point i knew something was obviously going on. i couldn't get very far. >> how were the police dealing with the situation. what was your take? >> well, i thought for the most part they did a very good job. obviously in a situation like this it's tough
emotional reaction from president obama. you just saw it live here on cnn, to the failed gun control vote in the united states senate. we'll analyze that as well. >>> and he was a trauma surgeon in the u.s. army reserves. a hero of the boston bombings. he said he hasn't seen wounds this bad since he operated in a war zone in iraq and afghanistan. the trauma surgeon is here with me. we'll talk about what he has seen, what he has done. stay with us. our special coverage will continue. ♪ [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. at a hertz expressrent kiosk, you can rent a car without a reservation... and without a line. now that's a fast car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers
. >> let's be honest. you worked at the department of homeland security under president obama. the u.s. is often skeptical when the russians talk about chechen islamic terrorism because they think the russians are trying to bring the u.s. into a conflict that the u.s. does not play a role in. the fbi looking into the older brother is a concerning turn of events. we now know that the fbi had been alert bid the russians that this young man was an extremist, in their view, the older brother. what do you think is going on right now at the fbi? >> i think they are reviewing that investigation and who did it. i tend to be more cautious in terms of what happened and whether we would know things now. in particular because radicalization is really hard to say there's a moment in time when this happened and we could have stopped it it then. i've been through enough both disasters and all sorts of havoc in my life that looking back it's easier than in the moment. so the question is how many chechens did the fbi interview. if there were thousands, then it would be they were doing a sweep. if it
united states, president obama, he's about to arrive here in boston, as we get ready for a memorial service, honoring the victims. those who died, as well as those who suffered in this horrible boston marathon bombing. that will begin shortly. we're following also the investigation behind this terror. >> how are you, wolf? good to be with you today. we'll start with what's going on in west, texas. west is the name of the town, about 20 miles from waco. a very desperate situation since about 7:30 local p.m. a fire broke out at a fertilizer factory there. about 15 minutes later, a massive explosion. so powerful, it registered as an earthquake. 2.1 magnitude earthquake. explosion of noxious compound used in making federal lieser this is a small town, only about 3,000 people. 50 to 60 homes have been destroyed. half the town, 1,300 people, forced to be evacuated. injuries were quick, some severe, over 160 people treated so far. the most difficult part of the situation, it's so dire, it's the unknown. the chemical compound, anhydrous ammonia, used in making fertilizer. can be lethal. the
to guantanamo. in any case the obama administration has shown absolutely no interest in that idea and every indication is that he will be tried as a criminal defendant in an american criminal courtroom. >> lindsey graham who himself is a military attorney, has spent 30 years in the u.s. air force, he insists he wants tsarnaev to be tried in american civilian court, but that didn't preclude at least for now naming him an enemy combatant to try to question him to see if there are other bombs out there, other individuals who may be involved. sort of this imminent threat notion. is he on sound legal ground, lindsey graham, when he says, yes, he'll go before a civil trial, but at least for now name him an enemy combatant so he can be questioned? >> well, the obama administration has established a policy of a so-called public safety exception to the miranda rule where for some period of time, it's not entirely clear how long, a suspect can be questioned without miranda warnings and that apparently is what's happening here. again, it's complicated somewhat by the fact that we didn't know exactly w
the police commissioner here to president obama promises to find out who is behind these bombings and they all say they will be brought to justice. two bomb blasts less than 15 seconds apart near the finish line of the boston marathon. three people dead, 144, at least 144 others wounded. 17 of those are in critical condition this morning. and boston's normally bustling downtown area is now a crime scene. about a mile of boylston street, one of the busiest streets in the city with copley place, the boston public library, other locations, that is shut down this morning. it is a crime scene. national guard patrolling the streetsment you can see police out walking on the sidewalk. president obama is promising the full weight of justice for whoever is responsible for the bombing at this race. the president didn't use the word terror when he addressed the media last night at the white house. but he made it clear that the u.s. will hunt down the culprit. he also reached out to congressional leaders saying this is a time for unity among americans. cnn's brianna keilar is standing by at th
at the white house, that president obama was hurt, immediately this happened a little after 1:00. i don't know if you can see this, we printed out this chart, you can see what happened here, just around 1:15 when the tweet went out, the market fell, the market fell over 100 points, 133 points to be exact. dipped into the negative. that happened within seconds. within seconds that drop happened. and then ap sent out another tweet saying that they were hacked, and then you saw the market immediately shoot back up. it was a total 180, the market went from negative all the way to positive, over 100 points again within minutes. very dramatic whiplash kind of move. shows you in the age of computerized trading how wall street can react to a tweet that is read around the web. >> boy, oh, boy, alison, such a look at how in the digital age everything moves so quickly. you have to be right about your information. thank you for telling us that. appreciate it. >>> back to boston now, where a short time ago doctors upgraded the surviving suspect's condition from serious to fair. now, it is not easy for the
this morning. president obama, we learned, will travel to boston tomorrow. he will attend an interfaith service for the victims of the bombings and their families. for more on the president's plans and his visit to massachusetts, let's go to white house and our white house correspondent brianna keilar. good morning. >> reporter: president obama, we learned yesterday, will travel to boston tomorrow for this interfaith memorial service dedicated to those who were injured or killed in the boston bombings. this will be at the cathedral of the holy cross in boston. president obama, no doubt, preparing for what will be an emotional event. he will be striking a tone as consoler and chief, something we have seen at the white house. we heard him yesterday talking about the people who ran the marathon in boston, after the bombings still went to hospitals to give blood. he will talk about this tragedy and also talk about how this sort of has brought out the best of some of the folks in boston. he is also the commander in chief, that means the investigation of the boston bombings stops with him. he address
accused of sending letters to president obama laced with ricin. the charges are dropped. what he is saying now and what law enforcement is saying now coming up. have hail damage to both their cars. ted ted is trying to get a hold of his insurance agent. maxwell is not. he's on geico.com setting up an appointment with an adjuster. ted is now on hold with his insurance company. maxwell is not and just confirmed a 5:30 time for tuesday. ted, is still waiting. yes! maxwell is out and about... with ted's now ex-girlfriend. wheeeee! whoo! later ted! online claims appointments. just a click away on geico.com. >>> well, welcome back. we've obviously been focusing a lot on boston, but our thoughts are also with the people of west, texas, where i was last week. last week an explosion at a fertilizer plant killed nine people. you're looking at exclusive new pictures for the area where firefighters were killed. you can see the area has been absolutely devastated. the explosion left a crater measuring 93 feet and 10 feet deep. 93 feet wide and 10 feet deep. between the boston bombings and explosion in
for the victims of the bombing. president obama will also observe a moment of silence. and bells will ring to mark the moment when the bombs first went off. the surviving suspect lying in the hospital dead right now handcuffed under 24 hour guard. even though he is still in serious condition as we said investigators are questioning him every few hours with the doctors in the room with them. we are getting new information about this suspect and how the investigation is done. deborah feyerick joining us in new york. don lemon is outside beth israel hospital in boston. deb, start with you, what are you learning? >> well, anderson, we can tell you that investigators and doctors are staying close by the alleged suspect. he is on a ventilator, he is heavily sedated and also restrained. one of the reasons is because they don't want him when he does wake up, when he is sort of -- when he does wake up, they don't want him to rip the ventilator out of his mouth. they're really trying to keep him as calm and as stable as they possibly can. they don't want any additional stress to the body. what we are being
between the obama administration and some of the republican -- sorry about this and what that means is the obama administration has said the criminal justice system can make this work, the criminal can handle national security risks like this person, terrorists have been prosecuted, moussaoui. this administration is committed to using the american courts there are some critics, like senator mccain, like senator graham, who say that's too big a risk, that we have too many protection, we have too many abilities on the part of these defendants not to answer questions that put all of us at risk but i don't think there's any chance the obama administration is going to change its mind and use something other than the criminal justice system for this case. >> because a lot of people are raising questions, they had apparently some explosive devices, some weapons, rifles, hand grenades, stuff that's pretty expensive. where did they get this material? where did the money come from that helped them purchase this material? that's why some of these republican senators, lawmakers, are asking for
has only just begun, and the decision by the obama administration, not to designate him as an enemy combatant is upsetting several republicans. >> i have been informed that the obama administration has indicated this suspect in boston will not be treated as enemy combatant. i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out enemy combatant status for this suspect at this time. >> let's bring in our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin, joining us from new york. can or should a u.s. citizen be formally given this enemy combatant status? what does the law say? >> every terrorist suspect arrested in the united states, since the first world trade center bombing in 1993 has been treated in the criminal justice system, not as an enemy combatant. standard operating procedure. frankly, the whole status of enemy combatant remains ambiguous in the legal system. the prisoners in guantanamo bay remain in legal limbo. by treating them as criminal suspects, the obama administration is avoiding all kinds of risks and simply acting as the bush administration has in the past and
obama and other u.s. officials has just been released from federal custody. we're standing by for a live news conference of what's been going on. i'm wolf blitzer in boston and this is a special edition of "the situation room." she was a dancer before the blast here in boston and she vows to dance again even though she no longer has her foot. cnn's anderson coop ervice ited the bombing victim in the hospital along with her husband who was also injured and they spoke about her incredibly positive attitude. watch this. >> i hate to ask you to relive what you went through so if you don't want to that's totally fine. >> it's okay. i relive it every day. >> you think about it every day. >> absolutely. >> how close were you to the second explosion? >> i was right in front of it. right in front of the business where it was so i felt the direct impact and it immediately blew off my left foot. >> how far away was the bomb, do you know? >> my guess would have been about five feet. >> five feet. >> yeah. we're lucky to be alive. >> did you lose consciousness? >> i don't think we did. i remember eve
. and they are saying that at least preliminarily a letter that was sent to president obama and received on tuesday at an offsite mail facility has tested positive for ricin. when mail goes to the white house, it doesn't actually go to the white house first. it does go to an offsite facility. this is the same case with capitol hill. keep in mind and i know our joe johns has been reminding us of this, there are people that have to process it. and obviously ricin is a very dangerous substance. so there's certainly concern there about the people who had to process this, but this was intercepted on tuesday. and the big question now is, is there a connection here between this letter, this one letter and the other letter sent to senator wicker and the bombings that happened in boston on monday? it certainly is remarkable timing and really makes you question that. jay carney, the white house press secretary was asked about this during a briefing a short time ago. and he wouldn't rule out that there was a connection. i think the reason a lot of people are asking is the bombings happened about 3:00 p.m. on
the george w. bush presidential library in dallas. it opens to the public may 1st. president obama and the four living former presidents are expected to be there. >>> do you want to hear from me what the truth was and they haven't really said anything about it affecting me. >> while in new york, it's nfl draft time. all eyes will be on manti te'o and whether he makes the first round. >>> president obama offered to wash senators' cars if it would lead to an immigration bill. the senators then told obama, if you're going to wash our cars, why do we need immigrant? >>> and on saturday, conan o'brien headlines the annual white house correspondents dinner in washington. >>> and that's the week ahead. >>> i'm fredricka whitfield. on behalf of my colleague wolf blitzer and myself, of course, thanks for watching this afternoon. don lemon picks up live coverage from boston. don, ind you'll be talking to city police commissioner as well. right? >> that's right. police commissioner ed davis will be with me in just a moment here. first though i want to get you updated on what we have. i'm done
president obama observed the moment, traders on wall street joined him as well. silence for the three whose lives were taken in the bombing, krystle campbell, martin richard and lingzi lu as well as for fallen m.i.t. police officer sean collier, gunned down thursday night allegedly during the suspects' flight to watertown. we honor them all tonight as we have this past week. a short time ago, people gathered on the boston university campus as well to remember lingzi lu, who came here from china to pursue a graduate degree in applied math. her family says that while she was here, she fell in love with this city. tonight, this city returned that love. we also honor the bravery of a young woman i spoke to, a dancer who lost a foot and part of her leg in the bombings but vows tonight she will dance again. you'll hear from her when we visit her in her hospital room and her husband as well. there's also late word on the terror plot that authorities in canada say they have broken up. we begin, though, with a very full day here in boston and our "360's" randi kaye. >> reporter: exactly one week aft
against its own people. this could be a game changer. obama stated that was a red line they couldn't cross. a live report straight ahead. thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for teaching us that you can't create the future... by clinging to the past. and with that: you're history. instead of looking behind... delta is looking beyond. 80 thousand of us investing billions... in everything from the best experiences below... to the finest comforts above. we're not simply saluting history... we're making it. >>> hey, everyone, i'm anderson cooper live in boston. special coverage from boston continues. first a number of developments we want to tell you about. first the alleged plot to attack a canadian passenger train head for the united states, canadian police have two men in custody. the suspect had support from al qaeda in iran. iran denies iran is operating inside its borders. the men appeared in court a couple hours ago, denied bail. police say they were monitoring the plot and there was never any danger. there are also new allegations today that syria's using chemic
with a littleit of the elephant in the room. president obama didn't use the word terrorism. became a little bit of a political football. but bottom line, forget aut left versus right what are the practicalities about what language you use and how it may hierr hp going forward? >> what the president did not want to do is panic people before information was in. e thet"ord, terrorism.ot t but he also doesn't want to give a future defense attorney the ability to say, oh, well there wasn't a political motive with this guy. he was just some random -- >> political motive key to a finding of terrorism. >> so it's a nonstory. ion't know why people are raising it. everyone knows this was an act hod drop that. there's no brownie points to be gained at this stage. let's let the investigators figure out who d ts and the response and life goes on. ryil issue.to me just to be >> don't handcuff yourself before you know what you're dealing with. >> exactly. we have no idea right now. >> all right, julia, thank you very much. >> up next we're going to take a look at the evidence left behind. so much to pore thro
're obviously awaiting to see if there may be some responses. you know, president obama will be heading this morning to boston for the interfaith memorial service there. he has a number of things on his plate. obviously he's heading out soon. and we're waiting to see any further reaction here from the white house. john? >> brianna keilar, thank you. that service at the cathedral of the holy cross in boston, that 11:00 a.m. eastern time. brianna keilar, our thanks to you. >>> we're going to take a break. when com ba ie back, more from texas. dozens of people may be feared dead. search and rescue is ongoing. they have bad weather coming their way. the battle continues down there. >>> and then live here from boston, we will have the latest on the investigation here into those bombings on monday at the marathon. we'll tell you more about those new pictures that could lead to new leads. "early start" continues right "early start" continues right after the break. wer was three times faster on permanent marker. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so
at a memorial. earlier president obama had this to say about the stunning turn of events. >> all in all it's been a tough week. but we've seen the character of our country once more and as president, i'm confident that we have the courage and resilience and spirit to overcome these challenges. and to go forward. as one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible. >> his stepson, robert duffy joins me on the phone. mr. duffy, thank you so much for joining me. what an extraordinary day for your familiar len a indeed the city of boston. tell me exactly what happened. >> first i'd just like to start by thanking everybody in law enforcement for doing an unbelievable job. i mean, hats off to everybody about how quickly this, you know, literally 20, almost 30 hours ago photos released, here we are with some form of closure. of course it will take a lot longer for closure for a lot of the victims and the families. but basically what i'm to understand as it's been told to me, the events that took place with my stepfather and my mother, as soon as the outdoor ban was lifted from the boston and the me
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in just the few moments after the attack. >> president obama addressed the nation earlier tonight and promised the full resources of the federal government. the fbi is now formally in charge. >> we still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the full weight of justice. federal, state and local authorities are searching the city for answers. so far no suspects have been formally identified. but a law enforcement source sells cnn they have a number of quote unquote active leads. that's the term they're using right now. the crime scene, which covers several city blocks, has been locked down by the national guard. the atf has sent their explosives team from new york and the fbi is asking anyone with information about the attacks to contact their tip line. our chris cuomo is joining us from boston. chris, w
. >>> president obama made it clear today the bombings in boston are being investigated as an act of terrorism and the fbi was just as clear asking the public for help. joining me now also cnn national security analyst fran townsend, and tom fuentes. first of all, julia, what do you make of these photos the local affiliate had that show what looks like some sort of a from today, which is something that was wrapped in black and was delivered by a bag. and that sort of was the first hint they think the guy was here, the perpetrators were on-site and they dropped something. all of this seems consistent. on the other hand, it's too hard to tell, at least, from the two different slides we saw if, in fact, it was something behind the spectators and that piece sort of blew up with it. but that's the kind of information they need. what we're hearing is they have photos of say, here, and photos of here, but they don't have is right in the middle. do they have a picture of a guy dropping something or several people dropping something. that's why they're asking the public for the information and the medi
stand tall and move forward. president obama will be here on thursday to honor the lives that were lost and to honor all the efforts of the many heroes who we saw standing up after the explosions to try to save more lives and who did save lives. our coverage continues. this does it for this edition of 360. "erin burnett up front" starts now. >> our next breaking news, just in the past few hours we have received several foephotos of evidence in the boston marathon bombing. we're going to go through each one and analyze them with our experts tonight. plus the hunt for the bomber and the clues left behind. is the killer somewhere in the pictures? >>> and something you'll never hear in new york, but we're going to play it for you because we did tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett out front live. tonight we have new evidence in the boston bombings. we are seeing now evidence from the debris of the deadly bombings in which three were killed and more than 180 wounded. we'll start with the photos from our affiliate wgva. this is the remains of a pressure cooker device. cl
? >> reporter: that's right. hi. president obama i'm told by sources here was in the residence tonight watching television reports of the pursuit and that all the developments in watertown as we were, and he saw this go down just as we did. as soon as it was happening, he went over to the oval office to get the latest updates from his staff and then fbi director robert muller called him to officially let him know that the suspect had been captured alive. and he decided to come out and make a statement, i'm told by staff, and they brought in a local news from boston throughout the day so they could monitor actually some of the events all day long. they were revitied to the television just as we were. so the president updated throughout the day, and he is here back at work and ready to come in, brief the nation on a -- an exciting end and a, you know, successful law enforcement conclusion to all of this and the beginning of even more further investigation, piers. we're waiting for him any moment. >> before the president speaks, important to remind everybody again that as they've made this capture
it up with obama. >> if you start to torture an american citizen for committing a domestic crime in america, you are crossing the rubicon. >> can i ask you a question? what would you do if you were given the opportunity? if osama bin laden, if you had 30 minutes in the room, would you play cards with osama bin laden? >> let me put this to you. >> no. you answer this. if you met this scumbag -- >> i'm doing the interview. >> if you met these scumbag before he killed these people and turned people into amputees, what would you do, play cards? maybe i should say it in a british accent. this man killed innocent men, women and children. >> can you stop being such a jerk? >> what would you do? you get paid for it. i would give you a taste of your own medicine. >> you tweeted this to the world. i'm curious what you think. your behavior so far has been really offensive. >> because you don't like it when you don't have another bobblehead you can beat up and treat like a coward? the reality is these men killed innocent men, women and children. as a red-blooded american, i say who out there
. the man charged with sending ricin tainted letters to president obama and others has been released from federal custody on bond, according to reuters. paul kevin curtis was released today after a hearing was canceled. curtis from mississippi also is accused of sending the deadly toxin to these state offices that were being investigated. the question is, what does this release mean, why did it happen? joe johns is live with us now with the latest. joe, how do we make sense of this? >> i tell you what, it is quite hard to make sense of it right now, chris. as you said, paul kevin curtis, charged with sending ricin-laced letters to president obama and other officials released suddenly from custody on tuesday. this information comes to us from the united states marshal service in mississippi. the marshal service did not know and could not provide information on the circumstances of the release. only that curtis was no longer in federal custody and this comes just hours after curtis' detention and the preliminary hearing into his case was canceled. this was in the third day of testimony and
with the surrounding towns, people told to stay home and businesses not to open. as we also told you, president obama has been brought up to speed on what's been going on here in the boston area with so many developments. we want to go to brianna kieler now at the white house. >> hi, john and jake. we understand from the white house official that president obama was briefed overnight by his homeland security and counter terrorism adviser, lisa monaco. this has been happening overnight since the bombings in boston, but again he was briefed overnight to be brought up-to-date on the events happening there in watertown. we are told by a white house official we are still waiting to see if perhaps as this is very much a developing situation, the president as you know, it would not be likely that he would come out and make some sort of statement until all of the facts are kind of determined here. obviously, this is very much a developing situation. so we'll be keeping you up-to-date on exactly president obama's briefings. very likely what's going to happen later this morning is he'll be briefed not only by
or group that claimed responsibility. >> reporter: day four, president obama comes to boston and speaks at an interfaith service telling boston the country stands with it. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon. bet on it. >> reporter: later that day, a break in the case. the fbi releases photos and surveillance videos of these two men walking with backpacks. at 10:48 p.m., gunshots are heard on the campus of m.i.t. in massachusetts. reports say that officer sean collier was killed. after that a black mercedes was stolen leading police on a chase. throwing grenades and pipe bombs out of the windows. one suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev was killed. day five, witnesses describe the mayhem. >> we saw the explosion. we must have heard about 60 gunshots. >> reporter: 2:40 a.m. a robo call sent to watertown incidents. >> there is an active incident in watertown right now. all watertown residents should remain in their homes. >> reporter: 4:22 a.m. a suspect on the run. >> we believe this to be a terrorist.
of question president obama raised. he was self radicalized with a major internet complex to that. finally, anderson, wafs the older brother doing in russia for six months last year. >> we've seen in the past, an american, naturalized in this country. >> those are the three main questions. >> analysts say it is important to know if the bombers had help because that could quite simply prevent further attacks. john, watching the coverage throughout friday, you'll p struck by a kind of discrepancy. >> dzhokhar looks even more boyish in this updated photo. >> question're muslims. we're chechens. somebody radicalized them. >>> but on tweets of dzhokhar's twitter account, there is little remorse. russian social media web site, the suspect's world view is described as islam. his personal priority, career and money. a video so showning the carnage. dzhokhar became a u.s. citizen on september 11, last year. he enrolled at the dartmouth campus of the the university of massachusetts. >> regular teenager. i didn't suspect anything. he was on the wrestling team. he went to parties with other students.
-old martin richard, and krystle campbell. >>> president obama will travel to boston on thursday. now we go to chris cuomo live for us in boston. it seems here we are 24 hours more or later and nobody seems to have a real clue who has done this or why. >> reporter: that shouldn't be surprising, piers, these investigations take a very long time to develop, especially starting with being multifactorial, no group claiming responsibility. so much ground to canvas, this is going to be a difficult investigation. i think it's good news that the authorities said in their presser that they're in no rush. very often as we both know, haste makes waste when it comes to an investigation. this is about getting it right. >> that is true. i imagine there'll be some people in boston who will be concerned for their safety. that the perpetrator of this atrocity is still at large. >> that's absolutely true. at least that's what they believe at this time, piers. but what is also true, there's never been as large a military and police presence in this city as there is right now. in the presser, they asked for pa
police department and big tears for all the first responders. >> president obama assuring texas residents their recovery also is a top priority. >> so much attention has been focused on the tragic events in boston understandably. we've also seen a tight-knit community in texas devastated by a terrible explosion, and i want them to know that they are not forgotten. our thoughts, our prayers are with the people of west texas, where so many good people lost their lives, some lost their homes, many are injured, many are still missing. >> we are so lucky right now to be joined by one of the brave texans who ran right into danger to help strangers, just after that explosion. chris kabachev is an eighth grade science teacher from west texas. he rescued those in a nursing home wednesday night. are your parents okay? >> yes, my parents are okay. >> where were you, there was a fire and then there was the explosion. where were you when the explosion happened? >> i was in my home in waco, and i got a text message from my dad saying there had been an explosion that had blown several windows out of the
as americans. >> president obama speaking from the white house about what holds us together in trying times such as this this week here in boston. and you can never tell just how much emotional pain has been inflicted here. that's true not only for the victims but for the people that watched it up close as well as those that saw the images on their television sets or on the web all across this country. what needs to be done to help heal this country. i want to bring in dr. drew pinsky. thank you so much. i think not just the folks in boston but the entire country need healing now. what can you say to family members, to friends, to children, to people who are watching about their uneasiness of what happened this week here in boston. >> yeah, don, the opening of the previous segment you started saying the terror is over, but for some it is not, it is reviv fied and being relived in their body every day. an important way to make this have a lesser impact on all of us, i am sure everyone feels this way. we had tremendous tension yesterday, all of us glued to televisions, today on the other side
'm standing. president obama will recognize a moment of silence at 2:30 this afternoon. bells will ring. here is the latest information we have right now. the bombing suspect is communicating with officials. the 19-year-old was shot in the neck, is unable to speak at this time. he's been hospitalized since the capture on friday. we're told the communication has been in writing. the exact nature of the communicating, we do not know at this point. we're waiting word of when authorities set charges against the teenage suspect. a justice department official tells cnn that could happen soon. he is expected to face federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev had explosives strapped to his body when he died. also this hour a private funeral service begins for krystle campbell. bostonians are getting back to work today after a terrible friday, a lockdown that had much of this city shutdown. the suspect is in the hospital right now and handcuffed and under 24 hour guard. he is communicating with authorities. let's check in with don lemon. what's the latest you're
>> president obama called the bombings an act of terror. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi's investigating it as an ability of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an ability ct of terror. >> new details about the horrif horrific act. here's what we know at the moment. the number of people killed stands at three. that includes an 8-year-old boy. >> police have just raised the number of people wounded. they now say 176 people were hurt in the blast, at least 17 are in critical condition but still no arrests and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. >> the fbi leading the investigation, authorities say they are following several leads. you are looking here at live pictures. we've got live pictures. there are of the crime scene, overlooking copley square in boston. >> investigators are combing through every inch. they are simply searching for clues, anything to bring attention to this. we've got an update on the investigation. this news conference happened just a short ti
, seeing people, talking to them. >> lilly general campbell told our chris cue obama mo about their special bond. >> i used to love to dress her up and put her hair in long curls and lots of bows on her hair. she loved it. she would go out prancing, proud as anything to school. and then in school the teachers would say, oh, krystle, you look so beautiful. who did your hair? my nana did my hair. >> both krystle and her best friend were injured. >> she had to have been very close to the explosion for the wounds she had. >> steven sagatori, a registered nurse, was in the medical tent. >> we got her into the tent and got her stationary. i told her who i was, i was a nurse, where she was, in the medical tent, and that we were working on her. and you never say you're going to be okay because you don't know that. so i didn't say those words to her but i did say they were trying their best. >> when krystle's father heard she was injured, he rushed to the hospital. at first he was told that she would live. >> he said, krystle had an operation and they had to take the vein out of one leg and put it i
the bombs exploded seconds apart. president obama calling it an act of terror but saying no group foreign or domestic claimed responsibility for the attack. at this point, joining me now is jeffrey deedee, a security consultant, trained with boston police s.w.a.t. team. thank you for being with us. what we know now about the bomb, apparently in a pressure cooker device, both devices hidden in a backpack, low to the ground, perhaps placed on the street. what do you make of what you're hearing about the devices? >> well, i'm alarmed by what i'm hearing about the devices, because i stand -- i got back last year after nine months in afghanistan, and these pressure cookers are a tactic, technique that is used by the taliban and by al qaeda in afghanistan. very effective weapons, they try to pick the pressure cookers up wherever they can, and they use them to make their ieds. and quite concerned that this is a ttt as they call it in the military that -- >> ttp. >> tactic, technique and -- but the ttp -- procedures -- things of the taliban that we're now seeing here. that doesn't mean it was the
is monitoring the situation right now, don't expect president obama or the white house is really be interjected into this at this point. obviously this is very much an evolving situation. a fast-moving situation. we're not really expecting to hear anything of substance from the white house, i would say, until this sort of comes to a conclusion. again, president obama up to date overnight, and this morning on what's going on there in boston. in newtown. he will continue to monitor the events there. >> all right, thank you very much, brianna keilar at the white house for us this morning. again, president obama just here yesterday lifting the spirits of boston as part of that memorial service. very different morning as the manhunt for one of the suspects is very much under way. >> to bring you up to speed, there is a manhunt under way for one of the two suspects in the boston marathon terrorist attack. the first suspect was killed overnight in a shoot-out with police officers. it began on the campus of m.i.t. in cambridge, where a police officer has been killed, there was a carjacking and a chase
have died. president obama was briefed early and has launched a massive federal investigation. he spoke to the nation at dinnertime. >> we still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> as for those who did this, no claims of responsibility and no credible threats, authorities said, before this race began. possibilities of course span the entire globe, includes the home-grown variety. could be domestic terrorism, it could be foreign terrorism. at this point, we simply do not know and there's a lot, we should point out, that we do not know at this hour. as you know, early reports are often incomplete or often incorrect so we're being very careful in what we are reporting tonight because we want to give you the facts as we know them, as accurately as possible. this is tax day and it's also close to the anniversa
're heading right now. >> we did learn from governor duval patrick that president obama will be here thursday morning, 11:00 a.m. eastern for an interfaith service. the president will be here in boston thursday morning for this service, 11:00 a.m. gloria borger has been doing some reporting on what's been going on as well. what are you learning? >> i've spoken with a senior law enforcement source who is very familiar with the investigation, says a few things to me. right now as you've been talking about, the investigation is completely inconclusive. he said they believe they had something with the saudi national that evaporated and left them without latching on to anybody or any motive. he said to me it's not a good sign that they're still asking people to send in photographs because that means they're not much of anywhere with this investigation. what he says they will try to do is reassemble a close facsimile of the bomb and timing device so they look for that signature that john king was just talking about. they ask the question, does this resemble anything we have seen anywhere else? and
. >> to mourn those lives lost, president obama directed by proclamation this morning that flags be flown at half staff. now, please join us in a moment of silent prayer for those that lost their lives, for the injured and for all of their families, friends and athletes and all the citizens of boston that were affected by this horrible tragedy. thank you. as an additional tribute to the boston community tonight, we will play the song "sweet caroline," a fenway park tradition, at the end of the third inning. ♪ but then i know it's brewing strong wasn't the spring and spring became the summer ♪ ♪ sweet caroline good times never seemed so good ♪ >> i thought that was my nephew and hearing that song, it has been a fenway park tradition for years played whether the red sox were winning or losing. >>> a vigil was held in support of the richard family. eight-year-old martin richard died in the blast. his six-year-old sister had one leg amputated. she may lose the other. she is fighting for that leg tonight. his mother suffered a brain injury. steven lynch is in that neighborhood. he is a
. >>> the boston bombings put president obama in the most difficult position any president has to face, consoler in chief. we take a closer look. >> reporter: circumstances and geography change but we have been here before. new york, tucson, nasa to aurora, virginia tech to sandy hook, oklahoma city and now to boston. >> i'm here today on behalf of the american people with a simple message -- every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. every one of us stands with you. >> reporter: there is a randomness to the violence that punk tours the soul of this country and a rhythm to its aftermath. the frenzy of rescue, the hailing heroes, the candles and the flowers, the burst of patriotism and attention of a president. called to duty to speak for and to the american people. this is how the nation grieves. >> you showed us, boston, that in the face of evil, americans will lift up what's good. in the face of cruelty, we will choose compassion. in the face of those who would visit death upon innocence, we will choose to save and the comfort and the healing. >> at every level of pr
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